The hidden victims of serious crime.

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08/05/2013 at 19:23

Suppose it depends on your definition of serious crime 

Pudge    pirate
08/05/2013 at 19:25

Eating the last hobnob?

Gets me bloody furious every time.

08/05/2013 at 19:26

Farting under the duvet ? 

08/05/2013 at 19:27

And how close you are to your family to begin with

08/05/2013 at 19:31

Eh ? You on the Stella already ? 

08/05/2013 at 19:59
kittenkat wrote (see)

How awful must it be if your mum/dad/son/daughter/other close relative, is found guilty of a very serious crime. There are families ripped apart by this...

 

What are your thoughts?

How awful: Very

My thoughts: I pity the family involved, also you cannot just turn love of your family on or off like a switch. Which can make life bloody hard.

08/05/2013 at 20:30

Often the family are shunned by society as well. Very sad for them when they are innocent and being judged by the standards of their guilty relative.

08/05/2013 at 20:37

In some ways it must be worse than being related to the victim.

If you are related to the victim you get automatic sympathy from people. That doesn't necessarily happen if you are related to the perpetrator. On top of that you have to deal with finding out you've been living a lie and that you don't know the person you thought you did.

08/05/2013 at 20:41

Exactly... I know if it is say murder it's of course not the same... But, it must be horrible .

08/05/2013 at 21:23

The question could be, 'Do you stick by them regardless', or distance yourself for the sake of your place in wider society?

 

09/05/2013 at 06:31

It would be horrible of course but if you had the opportunity to provide your family member with an alibi, would you do it?

09/05/2013 at 06:32

I would

09/05/2013 at 06:51

NO that turns you into a criminal and it also makes you pretty much as bad as the person doing the crime. Standing by them fine, what you asked ekgo is going to far. Actions have consequences and they have to live by what they did. 

09/05/2013 at 07:10

Family first, the law comes second. I couldn't see my family jailed 

09/05/2013 at 07:28

what.. even if your brother liked killing small girls?
weirdo

09/05/2013 at 08:07
EKGO wrote (see)

I would

You'd be happy to get banged up too then I take it? 

09/05/2013 at 10:15
Has anyone checked EKGO's basement in the last 10 years? Seriously there are no rules here. Family first, yes but unless there are very exceptional circumstances like your'e related to the Fritzels.
Edited: 09/05/2013 at 10:15
09/05/2013 at 10:29

Trouble with this sort of discussion is that you don't actually know unless and until it happens. Most of us I'm sure would like to think that we'd step in to, for example, stop someone we don't know being hurt - but it's safe to say that most of us haven't actually been in that situation and probably never will. How do we really know how we'd react to certain extreme circumstances?

09/05/2013 at 10:44
Peter Collins wrote (see)

Trouble with this sort of discussion is that you don't actually know unless and until it happens. Most of us I'm sure would like to think that we'd step in to, for example, stop someone we don't know being hurt - but it's safe to say that most of us haven't actually been in that situation and probably never will. How do we really know how we'd react to certain extreme circumstances?

Well yes, fair point, but if a member of your family turns out to be a child murderer or something surely that means all bets are off - they are no longer the person you thought they were so why should your loyalty be automatic from that point on?

09/05/2013 at 11:05

Family is too broad, there is a different bond between say my parents, Brothers and my Children. I can see one side of it if my Brother was to do something I'd have to say I would only support so far, but if my Son or Daughters were responsible for a crime even including a Murder, I think I would have to protect them, so in that respect I'd be prepared to go to jail myself.

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